Gay USA: Hate Crimes debacle, Giuliani and Huckabee disses, and 3 great losses
So much news this week we didn't bring in a guest. We'll discuss the scuttling of the federal hate crimes bill in Congress, Mike Huckabee's desire to "isolate" people with AIDS and condemn gay people, Rudy Giuliani's branding gay people as sinners, and the losses of gay activist Bob Kohler (with video from the LES Bio Project on his recollections of the Stonewall Rebellion), gay historian Allan Berube, and Mel Cheren, the Godfather of Disco and a pioneer in raising money to fight AIDS. A sad season.
Producer Gay USA
We'll also review productions of the gay-themed "Speech and Debate," "Is He Dead?," "Cymbeline," and "The Seafarer." And we'll show you who is in the toilet with George Clooney.
Gay USA, a weekly news-hour, offers comprehensive news and analysis by and about the LGBTQ community. The program features lively repartee between hosts Ann Northrup and Andy Humm, as well as interviews with special guests. Produced at Manhattan Neighborhood Network, Gay USA airs several times a week on Free Speech TV. Each weekâs complete episode is streamed on www.freespeech.org and is available as an RSS feed. A weekly news summaryâideal for sharing with friendsâis available on http://community.freespeech.org.